The USEA invites everyone to join the greatest eventing celebration that takes place every year – the USEA National Year-End Awards Ceremony! Taking place the evening before the first event of the calendar year 2021, the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. One of the most unique aspects of this upcoming ceremony is that it will be free and available for anyone to join.
The ceremony will be led by Master of Ceremonies James Wofford as he recognizes the great achievements USEA members accomplished in 2020. The awards presented during this virtual ceremony will include the USEA leaderboard of champions presented by Nunn Finer, the overall leaderboard champions, and a variety of appreciation awards.
Several awards including the Wofford Cup and the USEA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award will only be announced during the ceremony. Therefore, everyone should attend to see who the recipients will be of these special awards.
Follow this link to join the ceremony on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time: https://zoom.us/j/99704608338?pwd=K1l5a1EzckZxcUEvOVZaRW5lbWhudz09
The password to join is ‘USEA’.
Share the Zoom link above with your friends and family to celebrate and honor the members of our sport.
Interested in the awards lineup? Click here to view the awards that will be presented.
Please remember that you will need to have the Zoom app installed on your computer in order to participate in the Year-End Awards ceremony. The app will begin downloading automatically when you click to join the Zoom Webinar, or you can click here to download the app in advance.
The USEA would like to thank the leaderboard sponsors: Nunn Finer - sponsor of the overall leaderboards, World Equestrian Brands – sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year, Bates Saddles – sponsor of the Lady Rider of the Year and the Mare of the Year, Standlee Premium Western Forage – sponsor of the Horse of the Year, SmartPak Equine – sponsor of the Stallion of the Year and Pony of the Year, RevitaVet – sponsor of the Young Rider of the Year, Sunsprite Warmbloods – sponsor of the Volunteer of the Year, and D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis – sponsor of the Classic Series Training Three-Day year-end Champion.
The USEA would also like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual Annual Meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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